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Treasury bench

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Definition of Treasury bench in English:

noun

(In the UK) the front bench in the House of Commons occupied by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and other members of the government.
Example sentences
  • Even when the younger Pitt was granted supreme power in 1783 and reform was duly proposed from the Treasury bench with the prime minister's authority, there was nothing like a parliamentary majority for it.
  • There were 45 members in the Treasury bench and 35 in the Opposition, the division in this case also being done on the basis of draw of lots.
  • When Mr Chamberlain entered the Chamber at noon and took his seat on the Treasury bench he was greeted with an enthusiastic cheering from all sides.

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